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Vitamin A for Preventing Secondary Infections in Children with Measles: A Systematic Review

D'Souza, Rennie; D'Souza, Ronald


The objective of the present study was to determine whether vitamin A prevents pneumonia, diarrhoea and other infections in children with measles. A meta-analysis was carried out of randomized controlled trials identified through a systematic search of the medical literature for studies that used vitamin A to treat measles. A total of 492 children, aged from 6 months to 13 years, were supplemented with vitamin A, and 536 children were given placebo in six trials, five of which were conducted in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
DOI: 10.1093/tropej/48.2.72


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